Install aspell on Raspberry Pi

Install aspell on Raspberry Pi

The aspell is a command line tool that allows to check spelling errors for a given file or individual words provided from standard input. This tool displays misspellings and allows the user to choose potential corrections from a list.

This tutorial shows how to install aspell on Raspberry Pi.

Use SSH to connect to Raspberry Pi. Execute the following commands to update the package lists and install aspell:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y aspell

We can check version of aspell with command:

aspell --version

Create a file for testing:

echo "This content will be cheked for speling errors" > test.txt

Now run the aspell command with -c option and provide the filename.

aspell -c test.txt

The aspell highlights spelling mistakes and allows to choose correction from a list.

Correcting Spelling Errors using aspell on Raspberry Pi

We can use -a option to check individual words. If the user enters misspelled word, the aspell outputs spelling suggestions.

aspell -a

Note: press CTRL+D to quit aspell.

If the aspell is no longer necessary, you can remove it and related dependencies by using the following command:

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y aspell

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